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Get funding for your business

Arizona is one of the most business-friendly places in the world.
No matter how much or little funding you need, and no matter your business or credit history, there are plenty of financial resources to develop, start, or grow your business.
Having a good business plan improves your chances of getting funded. If you need help developing your business knowledge, click here.

Arizona Microcredit Initiative

Arizona Microcredit Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers underserved entrepreneurs to start or expand businesses through business instruction, consulting services and microloans.


A Phase I loan of up to $1,000 is available without business or credit history. Successful completion of the Phase I loan can lead to a larger loan.

USDA Microentrepreneur Program

The USDA provides loans of up to $205,000 annually  to businesses located in an eligable area like Willcox with 10 or fewer full-time employees.

Community Food Bank

The Community Food Bank Microloan program supports the local food economy of Southern Arizona by supporting grassroots entrepreneurs who by the nature of their work improve food access, food justice and food security.

They provide low-cost, short-term microloans to local food entrepreneurs whose business goals complement the broader mission of the Community Food Bank.

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"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."

Colin Powel

Community Investment Corporation

Community Investment Corporation is based out of Tucson. They provide an assortment of loans including microloans up to $10,000 and standard business loans up to $100,000. They are also developing "prototyping loans" in conjunction with Startup Tucson to develop business ideas.

Western Bank

Western Bank provides funding to local businesses whether they’re starting from scratch or expanding, They have financial solutions designed to fit your distinctive needs, and pride themselves on their ability to work closely with the community and build personal relationships.

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